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AfrOil: Angolan MPs vote on downstream, exploration projects

23 February 2021

Angolan MPs have voted on downstream and exploration projects.

NorthAmOil: Profits, growth opportunities for TC Energy

23 February 2021

Canada’s TC Energy has reported a net profit attributable to common shares of CAD1.124bn ($890mn) for the fourth quarter of 2020, and has flagged up what it sees as opportunities to grow its natural gas and power and storage businesses.

AsianOil: CNOOC Ltd makes Bohai Bay discovery

23 February 2021

State-run Chinese offshore developer CNOOC Ltd announced on February 22 that it had made a significant shallow-water oil and gas discovery in the Bohai Bay.

GLNG: Pair of Qatari deals

23 February 2021

Two separate LNG-related deals have been announced this week, involving Qatargas and its parent company, Qatar Petroleum (QP).

Siemens Gamesa delivers turbines to Djibouti’s 59-MW Goubet wind farm

19 February 2021

Siemens Gamesa has this week delivered all the components for 17 of its SG3.4-132 turbines that it will install at its 59-MW Goubet wind farm in Djibouti, despite the challenging conditions caused by COVID-19.

Daystar to seek $100m over three years for West African solar projects

19 February 2021

West Africa hybrid solar power solutions provider Daystar Power plans to raise about $100m within the next three years to satisfy existing client demand.

Africa accounts for just 6% of global energy demand

18 February 2021

Africa accounts for only 6% of global energy demand and a little more than 3% of electricity demand.

US, Shell to provide $145mn to support Africa’s private power sector

18 February 2021

The US Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Shell Foundation have signed a partnership to strengthen their investments in renewable energy in Africa and Asia.

Oil industry still waiting to learn outcome of Ecuador’s presidential election

18 February 2021

Ecuador is heading for a second round of presidential elections, as none of the contenders secured a majority in the vote held last week. The outcome of the next round is likely to affect the country’s oil policy.

Floating offshore wind could arrive in California this decade

17 February 2021

Offshore wind projects with floating foundations may be arriving this decade in California, the cradle of the global modern wind industry back in the 1970s.

Is Beijing the real actor behind North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme?

17 February 2021

Is Beijing the real actor behind North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme? What is the real strategy behind North Korea's nuclear programme?

GNA orders payment of all PFG wages

17 February 2021

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) said last week that it had ordered the payment of all overdue wages to members of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG).

GLNG: Corpus Christi Train 3 ready to enter service

16 February 2021

Cheniere Energy has asked the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to put the third train at the Corpus Christi LNG export terminal in Texas into service.

NorthAmOil: Freezing US weather disrupts Texas production, refining

16 February 2021

Below-freezing weather is disrupting both upstream and downstream operations in the US. The extreme cold is proving particularly troublesome in states such as Texas, which are unaccustomed to such weather.

LatAmOil: Production and elections

16 February 2021

As Argentina's oil production rises, Ecuador is still waiting for election results.

AfrOil: Forward movement in Uganda

16 February 2021

In East Africa, Uganda’s government is turning its attention to plans for extracting and exporting crude oil from fields near Lake Albert.